Carli Davidson is an animal person, to say the least. An experienced trainer and photographer, the 31 year old devotes her life to caring for furry friends and capturing their beauty on film.
Much of her time is spent “rolling on the ground with whatever animal I’m working with, getting in their skin as much as possible, and encouraging them to open up to the camera.”
Davidson began her “Pets with Disabilities” series two years ago, after witnessing a wheelchair-bound German Shephard playing catch with its owner. The project tells the story of blind and partially paralyzed pets with their owners, and proves that all animals can thrive in a loving environment.
Starting Friday, Davidson will be selling her work online, donating 10% of proceeds to a monthly rotation of animal rescue centers which focus on special needs pets. To learn more about Davidson and her work, visit her website www.carlidavidson.com, or subscribe to her on Facebook. Want more photos? Check out Davidson's images of dogs shaking off water by clicking here.
In celebration of National Specially-abled Pets Day on May 3rd, check out this selection of images from the “Pets with Disabilities” project.
All photos and captions courtesy of Carli Davidson.